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CURB firmly believes that research is strongest when it is created and conducted by students with diverse backgrounds and academic interests. We would like to reaffirm our commitment to promoting and advocating for diversity and inclusion in research.


Research is the foundation of the ideas and technologies that determine how we live. Thus, improving academic representation is critical to fighting systemic racism. We are taking further measures to improve the research opportunities available to those historically underrepresented in academia, such as gaining a better understanding of racism within our research community, working with the university’s research faculty, increasing the reach of CURB’s programming, as well as promoting and amplifying the work of URMs in STEM, the social sciences, and the humanities. We recognize that our work to support our peers is a mission that extends beyond this year and are fully committed to supporting and strengthening the research interests of everyone in our community. 


The Cornell Undergraduate Research Board looks forward to providing resources, opportunities, and diverse voices to promote a more equitable and just future. We have outlined a few resources on our website to start with for this year and will continue to build on this effort throughout the year. 


We look forward to advancing the landscape of undergraduate research.


Cornell Undergraduate Research Board

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